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Old 07-15-2006, 04:50 AM   #1
pro_chandan
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Open PDF using command


Hi Friend's

I want to open PDF file using command in terminal "not in GUI"

Is there possibility to open PDF file in text mode on terminal??

Chandan K.
 
Old 07-15-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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Hi pro_chandan,
One way of opening .PDF files in text mode, is to use the command line utilities like pdftotext or pdftohtml.

Quote:
$ pdftohtml file_name.pdf file_name.html
Then use a command line browser like elinks or lynx.
Or,
Quote:
$ pdftotext file_name.pdf file_name.txt
Then use any text editors to view. But if the .PDF file has images then nothing can be done about that, using pdftotext.

With Regards,
Theorist

Last edited by Theorist; 07-15-2006 at 06:15 AM.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 12:10 AM   #3
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Hi Theorist,

That did not work. Anyway, thanks for help..
 
Old 07-16-2006, 12:14 AM   #4
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What happens when you try to use those commands? Detailing why it did not work will better allow members to continue to provide help to your question.
 
Old 07-16-2006, 05:35 PM   #5
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Hello, pro_chandan !
I browse software on my laptop (with `man -k framebuf') and find program for viewing PostScript/PDF files in console via framebuffer (actually this is a shell script which prepare tiff-images for `fbi' -- console image viewer).
Try this:
Code:
fbgs -d /dev/fb0 file.ps
If it doesn't work and `fbgs' and `fbi' exists on your disk, then, maybe, your framebuffer device isn't properly installed/configured. Check your kernel configuration.

Hope, this is useful!
 
  


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